BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 19 (UPI) -- Production has begun on six new episodes of the blockbuster docu-series Making a Murderer, Netflix confirmed Tuesday.
The program's executive producers/directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, are continuing their story of convicted murderer Steven Avery, and his co-defendant, Brendan Dassey, "as their respective investigative and legal teams challenge their convictions and the state fights to have the convictions and life sentences upheld."
"We are extremely grateful for the tremendous response to, and support of, the series. The viewers' interest and attention has ensured that the story is not over, and we are fully committed to continuing to document events as they unfold," Ricciardi and Demos said in a joint statement.
"Because of Ricciardi's and Demos' incredible vision, commitment and keen eye, audiences around the globe became completely captivated by the personal stories of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey and the unique lens their experiences provide into the criminal justice system," added Lisa Nishimura, Netflix's vice president of original documentary programming. "We're thrilled to be continuing our longstanding relationship with the filmmakers, and look forward to giving our global viewers eagerly anticipated updates on this story."